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2018

January/February/March/April

30 JAN GUY TORTORA BAND - Bottleneck Blues Club, at The Roffen, 41 New Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 1DX Tel:01634 404770 Contact: a.kyle1966@gmail.com Sadly, this will be the last time for Guy & Band at the Roffen as the gigs there will not contine after March, but we look forward to playing at a new venue in the future.
21 FEB "TnT" - TORTORA & TYZACK at The Anchor. Sevenoaks: 32 London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1AS Tel: 01732 454898 BLUES WITH BOTTLE CLUB AND Sue Rev ell are still going strong! WEBSITE
7 MAR "TNT" - TORTORA & TYZACK - at DUSTY'S BLUES CLUB: Holmer Green Sports Assn, Watchett Lane, Holmer Green, nr high Wycombe, bucks, HP15 6UF Tel: 01702 711485 Doors 8 PM WEBSITE First time for TNT at Dusty's, although both Guy & Ben have played there with their own bands many times!
9 MAR "TNT" - TORTORA & TYZACK - at St Harmonica's Blues Club: 6 Cannon Hill N14 7HG Doors 8 PM WEBSITE First time at St. H's for TNT - and we're looking forward to it!
15 MAR "TNT" - TORTORA & TYZACK - at The Bassment, Chelmsford: 16 - 18 Wells Street, Chelmsford CM1 1HZ Tel: 01245 358480. Presented by Blues In The City - Doors 8:00 PM WEBSITE
16 MAR "TNT" - TORTORA & TYZACK - at The Hawth, Crawley: Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ Tel: 01293 553636 For Bookings. WEBSITE Book Tickts Online HERE Doors 7:45 PM
17 MAR SPIKEDRIVERS with **T&T** - Tyzack & Tortora - at The Imperial Rooms, Matlock, Derbyshire - Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock DE4 3NL BOOKINGS TEL:01246 860022 WEBSITE: PEAK CONCERTS: EMAIL: tickets@peakconcerts.co.uk Starts At 8 PM
18 MAR SCARBOROUGH TOP SECRET BLUES FESTIVAL: SPIKEDRIVERS + **T&T** - Tortora & Tyzack: Scarborough Spa Ocean Room. Tickets Via: SCARBOROUGH BLUES FESTIVAL Website. Another fabulous lineup this year, so Book Early! This poerformance will be playing the Main Stage on Sunday.
24 MAR "TNT - TORTORA & TYZACK - at The Red Lion, Manningtree: Red Lion, 42 South Street, Manningtree, Essex CO11 1BG Tel: 01206 391880 WEBSITE Starts: 8:30 PM
12 APRIL "TnT" - TORTORA & TYZACK at Fine City Blues, Norwich: The Murderers, 2 - 8 timber Hill, Norwich NR1 3LB Tel: 01603 621447 Listings for Fine City Blues are HERE Music is at 8 PM
16 APRIL "TnT" - TORTORA & TYZACK at the Cherington Arms, Shipston: The Cherington Arms, Cherington, Shipston on Stour CV36 5HS Tel: 01608 685183 Starts 8 PM

May/June/July/August

6 MAY "TnT" TORTORA & TYZACK at Blues At The Barns: Creeksea Place Barns, Creeksea Lane, Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8PJ. A Fantastic day of Roots & Blues organised by Tim Aves with nine hours of awesome music - including Tyzack & Tortora!! Book Now Via Their WEBSITE or telephone the Parlour Cafe: 01621 786503 Starts around Mid-day.
18 MAY "TnT" - TORTORA & TYZACK at Orpington Liberal Club: 7 Station Road, Orpington BR6 0RZ. Tel: 01689 820882 or Promoter Stephen Wehrle: 07801 089375 STARTS AT 8:15 PM
27 MAY GUY TORTORA TRIO - HAY FESTIVAL WEEKEND: Hay on Wye DETAILS TBA
21 JUNE GUY TORTORA BAND - BLUES BAR TRING: TRING CRICKET CLUB, London Road, Tring HP23 6HA Tel: 07713 450992 WEBSITE Doors: 8 PM
12 JULY "TnT" TORTORA & TYZACK at Spoooners Blues Club: The Alma, 122 West Stree, Deal, Kent CT14 6EB Tel: 01304 369349 or call John: 07767 127928 Spooners are on: FACEBOOK Starts 8 PM
24 AUGUST GUY TORTORA BAND AT THE GREAT BRITISH RnB FESTIVAL - COLNE: A fabulous weekend of Blues and Roots Music in Lancashire. Don't miss this long running festival in Colne: WEBSITE AND BOOKINGS: HERE Guy Tortora Band will be playing at the Hippodrome Theatre at 18:25
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Live Reviews:

(more to follow, as this site is updated)

Running Horse, Nottingham UK -- Guy plays every conceivable blues style over the coure of the evening, alternating between National steel, acoustic and electric guitars. He plays lots of slide and is one of the toughetst and yet subtlest guitarists I've ver seen. The high quality of his playing coupled with his ferocious attack put me in mind of the superb American band Delta Moon, recent visitors to the venue. Guy's voice is great -- easy to listen to and he delivers the lyrics with great clarity and, yes, passion. they are really worth hearing, too, being thoughtful, often wryly funny and of course musically catchy, spellbinding, hypnotic, etc. I can imagine one or two big stars having a crack at this material. I'll go out on a limb and say Guy is possibly the best writer of new blues since Larry Garner. His band? Gawd, where do `I start? Janos on keyboards was a phenomenal blues player, alert to every single thing that the otehers - especially Guy - did. He provided a real musical foil for Guy's guitar which took the music to considerable heights of excitement. The bassist Brendan was a rock. Yes, I know it's a cliche but it's true. He had the range of skills associated with Jack Bruce and as for the drummer (Neil) he was awesome -- how can someone play as powerfully as him and yet blend in so unobtrusively? I've seen a lot of bands over th eyears and this band were one of the very best. Seriously, they were that good, ask anybody who was there, and do catch them live if you can. Dave Kingsbury

 

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